Alison Verran was at the Sulphur Point Caltex Truckstop in Tauranga when Murray Ansell pulled in to refuel. Murray drives a Kenworth K200 logger for Trevor Masters Ltd, carting export logs from the Whangamata forests on the Coromandel Peninsula to Mount Maunganui.
Murray is unsure what enticed him into trucking. However after an impressive 34 years behind the wheel, he said he loves “being my own boss”.
Murray has no issues with the trucking industry these days. “It has been cleaned up a lot recently,” he said.
When presented with the vexing question ‘Mow the lawns or wash the house?’, Murray said he definitely enjoys mowing the lawns with his environmentally friendly lawnmower.